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Laura Albanese

Laura Albanese, a Brooklyn native, graduated from Brooklyn College with a major in journalism and a minor in everything in 2007. She joined Newsday as an news-side intern on the Long Island desk that summer and became a part of High School sports department later that year. She has a varied journalistic background, having covered everything from the Brooklyn Supreme Court to girls gymnastics and back again for various outlets, including the Daily News. Her preference, though, remains baseball and soccer. She has yet to master not getting lost in Long Island while on the way to games.

More on new recruiting rules from Lavin and Cassara

Hofstra head coach Mo Cassara reacts to game

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin and Hofstra coach Mo Cassara spoke at length about the new NCAA men's basketball recruitng rules which were detailed in this story. So much of what Lavin and Cassara could have been used but due to space limitations, could not make it into the story. Here is more on the new recruiting rules from both Lavin and Cassara.

St. John's coach Steve Lavin:

On what...

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LuHi moves up in class

Both of Long Island Lutheran’s basketball programs will be re-classified for the 2012-13 school year. The LuHi girls, who lost in this season’s state Class B Federation final to Irvington, will move up to Class A. The LuHi boys, who won the 2011-12 state Class A Federation final over Harborfields, will move up to Class AA....

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Woodhouse named 1st team All-State

Harborfields' Lucas Woodhouse looks for an opening at

(Credit: Pat Orr)

Add one more accomplishment to the impressive high school resume compiled by Lucas Woodhouse of Harborfields. The Longwood (Va.) University-bound point guard was Long Island’s only first-team selection on the New York State Sports Writers Association All-State basketball teams.

Woodhouse, a two-time Newsday All-Long Island choice, averaged 16 points and 13 assists in leading the Tornadoes...

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Live recap: LuHi beats Harborfields

Long Island Lutheran's K.J. Lee guards the inbound

(Credit: Pat Orr Photography)

Long Island Lutheran won its second straight title in the New York State Federation Class A Final, defeating Harborfields.

Just click here for live updates from MSG Varsity....

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Live chat: Harborfields in state title game at 1:30 pm

Harborfields High School's David Ba races opposing team

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Join Mike Gavin and Bob Herzog for an in-game live chat from Glens Falls, N.Y., as Harborfields plays Tappan Zee at 1:30 p.m. for the Class A state championship in boys basketball. Gavin and Herzog will provide the action on the game and answer your questions and comments as the game goes on.

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Recap: Harborfields advances to Class A state final

Harborfield's John Patron drives by Bishop Kearney High

(Credit: Pat Orr)

Class A champion Harborfields (20-2) returns to the state final four in Glens Falls for a second straight season. The Tornadoes will play Bishop Kearney (17-6) at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Bob Herzog and Mike Gavin will be there to cover the games and live chat during them. You can use the chat window below to sign up for an email reminder. You can also participate in...

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Recap: Baldwin falls in Class AA state semis

Baldwin's Jordan Williams, left, shields the ball from

(Credit: James Escher)

Class AA champion Baldwin (19-2) brings its 17-game winning streak to Glens Falls for the state final four. The Bruins will play Aquinas (20-2), the No. 2 team in the state, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Bob Herzog and Mike Gavin will be there to cover the games and live chat during them. You can use the chat window below to sign up for an email reminder. You can...

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Baldwin looking for two Class AA titles

Baldwin point guard Brandon Williams scores on a

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

It’s been quite a season for the Baldwin Bruins. Baldwin's boys and girls basketball squads took home Nassau County Class AA championships last week. It’s not the first time it has happened, but it’s the first time in a long time it has happened at the highest classification in Nassau.

The last school to win both the boys and girls Nassau County championship at the highest classification was...

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Lindy’s Warren has grand finale

Lindenhurst's Stew Warren drives the ball under the

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Stew Warren of Lindenhurst, playing less than three varsity seasons, scored 1,185 career points. He scored his 1,000th point on Jan. 31, and reached that plateau in fewer games than any other player in school history.

For the second consecutive season, Warren averaged more than 20 points and 12 rebounds per game. Last season, as a junior, he was League I co-player of the year. This season,...

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Schedule change for A and AA finals

The times for Saturday's Class A and Class AA Long Island championship games at Hofstra have been changed.

The Class AA game between Suffolk champion Floyd and Nassau champion Baldwin will be at 12:30 p.m. The Class A game between Suffolk champion Harborfields and Nassau champion South Side will be at 3:30 p.m.

The two winners of Saturday's games at Hofstra, which also serve as state...

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